Lance A. Matheson, associate professor of business information technology in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of associate professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The emeritus title may be conferred on retired professors, associate professors, and administrative officers who are specially recommended to the board by Virginia Tech President Tim Sands in recognition of exemplary service to the university. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board receive a copy of the resolution and a certificate of appreciation.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1989, Matheson made significant contributions in research in the field of operations and supply chain management and service management. He was the author of numerous peer-reviewed research articles and conference presentations.

Matheson also served as president of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute.

In the classroom, he was an outstanding teacher at both the undergraduate and graduate level, having received the Pamplin College of Business Certificate of Teaching Excellence and the University Certificate of Teaching Excellence. He advised and supported numerous graduate students in the Department of Business Information Technology and university during his career, having served as chair of three doctoral dissertation committees and membership on 31 college and university doctoral committees and seven master’s committees.

Matheson led several study abroad programs all over the world earning the Pamplin College of Business Award for International Programs, Virginia Tech’s Alumni Award for Excellence in International Education, the Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award, and Pamplin Excellence in International Programs Award.

Matheson received his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, MBA, and Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

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